Maybe we’re not doomed?

August 02, 2022
1 hr 1 min
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Maybe we’re not doomed?

Maybe we’re not doomed?

August 02, 2022
1 hr 1 min
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CATEGORY: Society & Culture
As the Earth swelters through yet another record-breaking summer, a surprise push for climate legislation on Capitol Hill gave us a shimmer of optimism and hope toward fighting climate change. But, while it’s a step in the right direction to reduce carbon emissions, it’s not a panacea. How do we maintain optimism, even when the right steps feel too small? References: Summaries of the climate, tax, and prescription drug parts of the Manchin deal What Democrats' big new bill would actually do  What the Inflation Reduction Act needs to pass, including Sen. Sinema Princeton researchers’ estimate of the deal’s climate impact The Republican vote against benefits for veterans exposed to toxins The White House/Employ America plan to reduce gas prices Nina Kelsey’s theory of the “green spiral” It’s so hot in Europe that roads are literally buckling Europe is burning like it’s 2052 Hosts: Bryan Walsh(@bryanrwalsh), Future Perfect editor, Vox Dylan Matthews, (@dylanmatt), senior correspondent, Vox Sigal Samuel (@sigalsamuel), Future Perfect senior reporter, Vox Credits: Sofi LaLonde, producer and engineer Libby Nelson, editorial adviser Amber Hall, deputy editorial director of talk podcasts Sign up for The Weeds newsletter each Friday: vox.com/weedsletter  Want to support The Weeds? Please consider making a donation to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices